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Our Lady of the Rosary
"The Battle of Lepanto" by Paolo Veronese


October Devotion

October is the month of the Rosary, because of the anniversary of victory at the Battle at Lepanto and the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary occurring in October. The Battle of Lepanto and the institution of the feast day took place in the 17th century; in the late 1800s, Pope Leo XIII officially dedicated the entire month to devotion to the Holy Rosary. Read our entire article on the month of the Rosary here, and learn more about the Battle of Lepanto in our article here.


Reprinted with permission from http://www.aquinasandmore.com/catholic-articles/monthly-dedications-of-the-church-year/article/184

Classical Education Morsel...

“The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy the right things – not merely industrious, but to love industry – not merely learned, but to love knowledge – not merely pure, but to love purity – not merely just, but to hunger and thirst after justice.” – John Ruskin, The Crown of Wild Olive: Three Lectures on Work, Traffic, and War

“If the too obvious, so straight branches of Truth and Good are crushed or amputated and cannot reach the light – yet perhaps the whimsical, unpredictable, unexpected branches of Beauty will make their way through and soar up to that very place and in this way perform the work of all three.  And in that case it was not a slip of the tongue for Dostoevsky to say the “Beauty will save the world,” but a prophecy.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, “Beauty Will Save the World: The Nobel Lecture on Literature”

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"Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you." - St. Paul: Philippians 4:6-9

Prayer of St. Thomas 

Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. Amen.

Behold the Lamb of God! "Through the study of books one seeks God; by meditation one finds him." - Padre Pio 

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Have a great year in the marinade! (The True, Good, and Beautiful marinade)  May God bless your centers, your classrooms, and your homes.